Old Fashioned Apple Charlotte

Nor M.


Apple Charlotte in an old French dessert. This is an easy version that was tweaked. No need for a mold. It is delicious. The blend off apples, spice, and apricot Jam make this a delicious ending to a meal. Enjoy!

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3 c
medium apples sliced thin
3 c
bread crumbs made with french bread
1 c
sugar divided
1 1/4 tsp
cinnamon divided
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
lemon zest
5 Tbsp
1/2 c
apricot jam
1 c
whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream for serving


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1Butter a casserole dish. Make bread crumbs: place torn french bread in food processor and crumb in to small pieces.

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2Melt the butter in a pan and toss and brown the bread crumbs until golden, and crisped. Toss with 1/4 cup of sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and Set aside.

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3Slice the apples. Set aside. Mix the 3/4 c sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and lemon zest together in a bowl.

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4Heat jam in microwave until thinned out a bit.

Place 1 cup of bread crumbs on the bottom of casserole dish.

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5Place half the apple slices on top of crumbs. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over apples. Spoon half the Jam over the top.

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6Repeat layering until crumbs are on top. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes or until apples are softened. Serve with whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids